The relationship between an organisation and its

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= The relationship between an organisation and its publics = Evaluation of public attitudes and opinions. = An organisation's policies, procedures and actions as they relate to said organisation's publics. = Steps taken to ensure that said policies, procedures and actions are in the public interest and socially responsible.
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= Execution of an action and or communication programme. = Development of rapport, goodwill, understanding and acceptance as the chief end result sought by public relations activities. Courtesy: Raymond Simon, Public relations: concepts and practices, 2 nd ed. (Columbus, O.Grid, 1980), pp 9, 11. 1.6. THE COMPONENTS AND TOOLS OF PUBLIC RELATIONS "Public" A group of similar individuals; an assortment of persons having the same interests, problems, circumstances, goals; it is from such persons that opinion emanates. Public is a varied creature; it comes in many forms and sizes. Public has a multitude of wants and desires; it has its likes and dislikes, some times, strong likes and strong dislikes. Employers make for a public and employees another public; the government is a public and citizens constitute another public, and so on, each of these groups is a public of the sort, tries to attract a different audience with its own tools and techniques. "Relations" Human wants to create the need to establish relations with one another. The representative wants of the individuals will profoundly affect their relationship. To understand any relationship, therefore, one must understand the wants of those involved. 'Relationships are of all possible types. We have relationship by ran-superior to inferior, inferior to superior, and equal to equal. We have relationship by sentiment-benevolent, Friendly, suspicious, jealous, hostile.
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A relationship may be active, or it may be passive it may be good or it may be bad, or it may be neutral. At any rate, the relationship is there to be accepted, ignored or altered, as desired. Propaganda: Propaganda is the manipulation of symbols to transmit accepted attitudes and skills. It describes political application of publicity and advertising, also on a large scale, to the end of selling an idea cause or candidate or all three. Campaigns : These consist of concerted, single-purpose publicity programme, usually on a more or less elaborate scale, employing coordinated publicity through a variety of media, aimed, at a number of targets, but focussed on specific objectives. A campaign objective may be the election of a candidate, the promotion of political cause or issue, the reaching of a sales goal, or the raising of a quota of funds. Lobbying : It entails the exertion of influence, smooth and measured pressure on other, exercise of persuasion cum-pressure. In essence, it means a group putting its points of view forward in an attempt to win the other groups support.
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